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Barack Obama slaps down Wesley Clark -- gently (after Obama sent him out there in the first place)
LA Times ^ | 6/30/2008 | Scott Martelle

Posted on 06/30/2008 1:37:20 PM PDT by tobyhill

Barack Obama just delivered a speech on patriotism in Independence, Mo., hometown of what was once America's most powerful haberdasher, and offered a mild rebuke to Wesley Clark, who took on John McCain's military record the other day in rather scorching terms.

And just to make it clear, an Obama spokesman sent out this brief statement as Obama was speaking: "As he's said many times before, Senator Obama honors and respects Senator McCain's service, and, of course, he rejects yesterday's statement by General Clark."

Obama's speech focused on his own sense of patriotism, quoting Mark Twain (it's good to quote the locals when you can) and his definition: "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." And, he argued, "no party or political philosophy has a monopoly on patriotism."

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KEYWORDS: coward; flipflop; grifter; macacamoment; moocher; notproud; notthemanthatiknew; obama; obamaflipflops; obamasbus; propagandawingofdnc; traitor; unamerican; waco; weasels; weaselyclark; wesleyclark
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Obama is not a Patriot! He admits smoking his drugs instead of performing service for his country in the military.
1 posted on 06/30/2008 1:37:20 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

He’s not the Wesley Clark I remember


2 posted on 06/30/2008 1:38:07 PM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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To: tobyhill
Look, you go out thier an criticize my opponent so I look like the good guy. Nice trick O but it didn't work.
3 posted on 06/30/2008 1:39:58 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: tobyhill
Bus Service for Wesley!


4 posted on 06/30/2008 1:40:15 PM PDT by avacado
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To: tobyhill

That bus is gettin’ mighty crowded under there!.......


5 posted on 06/30/2008 1:41:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: tobyhill

Sorry, not about to sit still for lectures on American patriotism from a stealth Muslim who grew up in Indonesia.


6 posted on 06/30/2008 1:41:37 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: tobyhill
(Barack Obama slaps down Wesley Clark — gently (after Obama sent him out there in the first place))

Pretty much what we can expect until November. Someone pimping for Obama will slap McCain down or the Military down or America down and then Barack will get to go before the press and slap them down and show what a great guy he is and how patriotic he is etc.......... Left Wing Politics at its best.........

7 posted on 06/30/2008 1:43:20 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: tobyhill

8 posted on 06/30/2008 1:43:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill

(And, he argued, “no party or political philosophy has a monopoly on patriotism)

Pretty lame arguement when you check the Democrat Poltical Platform and voting record over the last 40 years.........


9 posted on 06/30/2008 1:45:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: tobyhill

The average idiot will see right through Obamanation’s attempt at triangularization.

The exceptional idiot will vote Obama no matter.


10 posted on 06/30/2008 1:46:29 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder how Michelle feels about the quote of Mark Twain that BO used, is not being proud of ones country patriotism?


11 posted on 06/30/2008 1:46:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: tobyhill
Barack Obama just delivered a speech on patriotism?"

We don't need any speeches on patriotism from this clown


12 posted on 06/30/2008 1:47:39 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: tobyhill

Poor Wes, all that sucking up and to be slapped down for his efforts. Time to join Hussein’s granny under the bus.


13 posted on 06/30/2008 1:48:21 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: Argus
It was a coordinated attack. Obama sends his little General Chihuahua to attack McCain's service and then Obama gets out there and tries to insulate himself from any criticism.
14 posted on 06/30/2008 1:49:23 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: jazusamo
Yep. It has been the Obama types that have led the effort to get Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn out of the classrooms because it contains historical language.
15 posted on 06/30/2008 1:52:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Soliton
"He's the Weasely Clark, I remember."

Ah Yes Ole Maggot Infected Ram Clark, the perfumed pink panty wearing pentagon poster boy of the Clintoons, aka the killer of innocent Americans civilians at Waco and innocent Christian civilians in Serbia.


16 posted on 06/30/2008 1:58:55 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (EA)
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To: tobyhill

Actually, this is the Muslim way of war. They send out their minions (terrorist groups, sleeper cells, et al) to do their dirty work so their countries don’t get bombed in response.


17 posted on 06/30/2008 1:59:56 PM PDT by pgyanke ("Huntered"--The act of being ignored by media and party to prevent name recognition)
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To: tobyhill
"no party or political philosophy has a monopoly on patriotism."

One party seems to have cornered the market on traitors though.
18 posted on 06/30/2008 2:00:02 PM PDT by xmission (Democrats have killed our Soldiers by rewarding the enemy for brutality)
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To: tobyhill
I guess Wes will not be Obama’s VP choice. I thought all along that if Hillary had won the nomination that the general would have been her pick for VP.
19 posted on 06/30/2008 2:00:50 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: tobyhill
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

So who gets to decide when the government deserves it> Or is it up to every man to make that decision?

20 posted on 06/30/2008 2:01:14 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Obambi’s passive aggressive psyche leads his surrogates to do the ‘attacking’.


21 posted on 06/30/2008 2:02:26 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Just so I’ll have some reference material... What is clarks connection to Waco?


22 posted on 06/30/2008 2:03:11 PM PDT by xmission (Democrats have killed our Soldiers by rewarding the enemy for brutality)
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To: xmission

Clark supplied the Armored personnel carriers.


23 posted on 06/30/2008 2:04:35 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: tobyhill
A caller pointed that out to Rush today...was that you? ;) Rush blasted Barry big time for being so mean spirited using Ashley Wilkes as his attack dog.
24 posted on 06/30/2008 2:04:44 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: tobyhill

Except for vain and disgruntled former staff officers,leftists like Obama hate the military.
Which is odd because liberals want their beloved big government to BE like the military—at least the part where anyone failing to follow orders can be punished with imprisonment.


25 posted on 06/30/2008 2:05:44 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Misera contribuens plebs!")
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To: pgyanke
Interesting observation. Obama has long tried to insulate himself from any scrutiny and throws someone under the bus when some gets too close. Maybe it's not that the MSM doesn't want to report the real Obama, maybe they're too afraid to do so?
26 posted on 06/30/2008 2:05:47 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill
Barack Obama just delivered a speech on patriotism in Independence, Mo.

After being pregnant with "speech on patriotism" for years, Barack finally delivers... Unfortunately it's stillborn.
27 posted on 06/30/2008 2:06:24 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: SECURE AMERICA
"no party or political philosophy has a monopoly on patriotism."true, but the Democrat party has an almost complete monopoly on anti-patriotism or hatred of their own country.
28 posted on 06/30/2008 2:10:15 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: tobyhill

Another one thrown under the bus!


29 posted on 06/30/2008 2:12:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: xmission

He “loaned” the tanks and helicopters to the FBI for the raid.


30 posted on 06/30/2008 2:13:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: tobyhill

Somebody tell Hussein we are not falling for this act. He speaks through surrogates who are expressing his point of view.

This is the tactic of a coward...a man who never put on a uniform in service of his country.

An opportunist, who takes...takes...takes from America and never once gives back.

What a turd!


31 posted on 06/30/2008 2:14:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama is a politician, not a statesman.)
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To: Miss Didi
No. I rarely have time to listen to Rush. I attended a school board meeting with the same issue and I got so POed that I almost ended up in jail. They were prepared to allow a book on two penguin dads but at the time all I could think about was how they banned Mark Twain Books. Fortunately there was enough outrage that it never made its way in the school.
32 posted on 06/30/2008 2:15:55 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill
Democrats are so transparent.

Clinton draft dodger=charismatic man who really feels the plight of average people.

Bush 41=true hero but he only served because he had to.

Clinton draft dodger=look what he has done for equality.

Dole=true hero but he only served because he had to.

Kerry=war hero.

Bush=joined National Guard but never really served.

Obama=change, hope.

McCain=true hero but he never really did anything but get caught and served his country as a POW for 5+years.

YAWN!

33 posted on 06/30/2008 2:16:13 PM PDT by rocksblues (Folks we are in trouble, "Mark Levin" 03/26/08)
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To: Argus

Righto! Hussein’s only military record consists of basic training in a madrassa in Indonesia.


34 posted on 06/30/2008 2:16:50 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama is a politician, not a statesman.)
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To: tobyhill

Obama can’t afford to throw Clark under the bus. He needs him too badly.


35 posted on 06/30/2008 2:20:47 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Fido969

Too late now. Weasely opened a can of worms, and Obama has to eat them.


36 posted on 06/30/2008 2:23:20 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama is a politician, not a statesman.)
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To: xmission

http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=ybr_sbc&p=wesley+clark+waco+texas&rs=0&fr2=rs-top

The link above will fill you in on the serial killer of innocents, General Clark.


37 posted on 06/30/2008 2:28:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (EA)
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To: xmission

http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=ybr_sbc&p=wesley+clark+waco+texas&rs=0&fr2=rs-top


38 posted on 06/30/2008 2:28:55 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (EA)
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To: tobyhill

Why does he have to say it in third person?


39 posted on 06/30/2008 2:43:40 PM PDT by fso301
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To: usmcobra

Thanks for the info on clark guys.


40 posted on 06/30/2008 2:47:25 PM PDT by xmission (Democrats have killed our Soldiers by rewarding the enemy for brutality)
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To: tobyhill

RUSH: We don't need lectures on patriotism from liberals.

Obama Lectures on Patriotism; Clark Devalues McCain's Service

A Coordinated Attack on McCain
41 posted on 06/30/2008 2:49:34 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Uncle Hal

Gen. Clark shouldn’t be given any job in the Obama Government—if that should happen. He is just a useful idiot of the moment and one that will be forgotten.


42 posted on 06/30/2008 3:00:22 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: tobyhill
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43 posted on 06/30/2008 3:03:29 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7
IIRC, Hillary was a big supporter of Wesley...saying she was going to back him when he was running for Prez....Then she backed off....and said she would back whomever the party chose.

So maybe HIllary is the key here...

44 posted on 06/30/2008 3:06:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: tobyhill

Sent out a statement?


45 posted on 06/30/2008 3:10:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: tobyhill

Isn’t this a classic Good Cop-Bad Cop routine? And is this a strategy he learned in “community organizing”?


46 posted on 06/30/2008 3:11:24 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: tobyhill

Don’t you think it is about time for the old pie in the face for Wesley Clark?


47 posted on 06/30/2008 3:18:39 PM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: tobyhill

Two things I’m absolutely sure of:
I will never play 1st base for the New York Yankees, and Wesley Clark will never be the Vice-president of the United States.

He’s off the short list and under the bus!


48 posted on 06/30/2008 3:27:54 PM PDT by Deo volente (Barack Hussein Obama: once a Muslim, always a Muslim?)
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To: Hazwaste
The exceptional idiot will vote Obama no matter.

The exceptional idiots who will be voting for Obama are the MTV crowd who will be paying for my retirement. Thanks much to all those idiots. I appreciate it.

49 posted on 06/30/2008 4:40:31 PM PDT by smithone
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To: tobyhill

Obama: The Alinskyesque zenith of crack smoke, mirrors and head-fake plausible deniability.


50 posted on 06/30/2008 4:49:51 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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